Review: My Hikes (solution to those too-long baby/toddler pants!)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

As a cloth diapering family, there are certain challenges we face, notably the “cloth diaper booty.” Maybe there’s another popular term for this errr problem, but cloth diaper booty is what I call it, anyway! Baby J is quite skinny, but because of his stuffed cloth diapers, his bum always needs to be in a larger size of pants than he would normally wear. But if the pants fit in the bum, they’re usually too long. I usually roll the pants legs up, but they’re forever coming back down. Toddlers play hard, you know?

I was given the opportunity to receive a complimentary set of My Hikes. As colorful pant cuff fasteners, My Hikes allow you to easily transition your child to the next size of pants, even if they’re still too long. These simple accessories allow children to get more wear out of their clothes or wear brands that are typically a little long. Stepping on the heels of their pants will cause your kids’ clothes to wear out sooner, and cuffing them…well, do their cuffs stay up? Baby J’s don’t, and neither do mine (yes, adults can wear My Hikes too).

My Hikes pants cuffs fasteners. Find out more on My Life: A Work in Progress

Don’t forget to take your My Hikes off before putting clothes in the wash! I forgot. You’re supposed to clean them by hand, but Baby J’s My Hikes did survive a cycle through the wash on cold and permanent press. They didn’t go through the dryer though. Since then I’ve remembered to take them off.

Over time, the My Hikes do start to slip off my son’s pants. Update: He had My Hikes on his sweatpants all afternoon, and they stayed completely put. I’m not sure why they slide a little bit sometimes and other times they don’t. They’ve never come all the way off, but they’ll come about half way off (they still work at this point), then I refasten them. I attribute this to both the material in his pants and how hard he plays (rolling around, crawling, climbing, etc.).

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I chose the “Dump Truck” design because at that time, Baby J was really into trucks. I like the design; it’s cute and three dimensional. I have to put his My Hikes towards the back of his pants and put them on when he’s not paying attention. If he sees them, he tries to pull them off!

In the photo below, Baby J is actually wearing a disposable diaper. We were out of town for Thanksgiving, and although sometimes we do cloth diaper on trips, I was trying to take as little luggage as possible. Well, with a now-flat bum, all of his pants were suddenly sagging and too long, even if they fit before! We used his My Hikes for most of the trip.

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Baby J wearing My Hikes with Grandma at Mall of America

The princess design is sold out, but My Hikes still sells the train, dump truck, butterfly, flower, soccer, and baseball.

Overall I’m pleased with how well they work, and will probably be buying the train set of My Hikes. I was forever rolling up Baby J’s pant cuffs, and these aren’t nearly as much work!

To see My Hikes in action, watch this video:

You can purchase My Hikes on (affiliate link>) Amazon for $11.99 a set (free shipping). Do a quick search to see more options. Or purchase My Hikes from their website. Use coupon code MyHikes40off  to get 40% off (bringing the website price down to $11.99 as well).

My Hikes pants cuffs fasteners. Find out more on My Life: A Work in Progress


Visit My Hikes at the links below: 

My Hikes online | My Hikes on Facebook

Which is your favorite My Hikes style?


Note: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Giveaway: Naturalmat and Tortle (ARV $420)

This blog was not compensated for this post.


This is Sponsored by Naturalmat USA and Tortle – Hosted by: It’s Peachy Keen

“I have a great pair of products for one lucky winner out there. Both are wonderful and really great for our kids. Having a baby, whether it’s your first or 6th, we still all want the best for them. Here are a few to take a look at and get to know a little better.” -Peachy Keen

The Naturalmat Mattress Collection:

* Spring Mat-Dual Support mattress, ideal from newborn to older babies ($499)-NEW!

* Coco Mat-Gentle support, ideal for newborns and small babies. ($399)

* Latex Mat-Medium support, ideal for newborns right through to older babies. ($525)

* Mohair Mat-Firm support ideal for older and heavier babies. ($599)

Twin Latex Mat ($849)

Top Mat: Organic overlay turns a regular crib into an organic one! ($135)

Organic Fitted Sheets: Soft and breathable pure organic cotton crib sheets. Available in crisp cotton percale ($45) and soft flannelette ($46)

Organic Mattress Protectors: Breathable waterproof organic crib mattress protector designed to provide the best level of comfort for baby and the best protection for a Naturalmat mattress. ($70)

The Naturalmat Collection is available at Visit the website for a full list of Naturalmat retailers.


Company Information:

* Co-founded in 2000 by Mark Tremlett and Peter Tindall

* Founded with the aim of helping babies and children sleep safely and comfortably in the best, most natural environment possible.

* European Headquarters: London, England; U.S. offices in Newark, New Jersey

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About Tortle

What is a Tortle?

A cost-effective, stylish and comfy beanie for baby specifically designed to help prevent positional plagiocephaly and torticollis, or flat head syndrome. Tortle encourages a healthy range of head motion while keeping baby’s head from flattening. Tortle can be worn whenever the infant is supervised and resting in a crib, car seat, bouncer, swing or stroller. Available in Classic White, Sweet Pink Flowers and Whimsical Blue Elephants, solid Pink and Blue and now in stripes Always more designs being added so be sure to check them out!

* Machine washable, lightweight knit beanie (95% cotton/5% spandex)

* Three sizes to fit infants up to 20 pounds

o S 0-2 months / 5-10 lbs

o M 2-4 months / 10-15 lbs

o L 4-6 months / 15-20 lbs

Most helpful when used from birth until the infant is sitting up and no longer sleeping most hours of the day or night. FDA-cleared patented Class 1 medical device that easily travels with baby. Recommended retail price of $19.99. Available at buybuy BABY stores,, and at specialty juvenile product stores nationwide

Why is Tortle Important?

Every infant is at risk of developing Flathead Syndrome-prevention is key. If parents do not actively reposition the infant’s head from side to side, positional plagiocephaly and/or torticollis progress rapidly – many infants already have a significant problem by 2 months of age. Incidence of plagiocephaly is increasing and now affects nearly 48% or 1 out of 2 babies by the age of 5 months. Premature infants with prolonged hospital stays, and multiples (twins or triplets) are at particular risk unless nursing staff address the problem. Medical treatments to correct the condition include physical therapy and custom helmets and may exceed $5,000 in cost.

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Company Information

*Founded in 2012 by Dr. Jane Scott, board certified pediatrician and neonatologist.

* Headquarters in Denver, Colo.

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CLOSED Giveaway: Win a PURE glass bottle and Juice in the Box



Welcome to the Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and So Easy Being Green!

We all know that everyone could use a little help around the holidays, so for this event I’ve teamed up with more than 50 other bloggers to be your Santa’s Little Helper… giving away prizes that anyone would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list – or even for yourself, so hop around to all the blogs, including the GRAND PRIZE, on the linky at the bottom of this post!

Here on My Life: A Work in Progress, thanks to my sponsors at Precidio Design, I’m giving away a PURE glass bottle ($24.95) and a Juice in the Box ($11.99). These two drink containers are perfect to help you and your little one make smart, healthy, green choices this holiday season and beyond. Or give them away as gifts to someone else! Either way, these containers are sure to make someone happy.

Read my review on the PURE glass bottle HERE and the Juice in the Box HERE. Both are also featured in my Holiday Gift Guide, which you can view HERE.

 Santa's Little Helper Giveaway- Win a PURE glass bottle and Juice in the Box on My Life: A Work in Progress

Terms & Conditions: Sweepstakes open to residents of the US and Canada. Must be 18 years or older. Void where prohibited by law. Two entrants allowed per household. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received. Once winner has been selected and emailed, winner will have 48 hours to respond or new winner will be randomly selected. If winner is Canadian resident, the winner must answer a skills question before receving prizes. Winner’s names may be posted on this blog and other social media and Web sites. My Life: A Work in Progress is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Color of Juice in the Box may vary. Sweepstakes not associated with Facebook or any other social media platform. Entrance into the sweepstakes indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.


The hosts of this hop have put together a Grand Prize Package for a lucky little one! This Santa’s Little Helper is going to deliver to one lucky reader… a $100 Gift Card to and a $100 Gift Card to to get that little one styling, a $75 Gift Card to, and a $50 GC to Build-a-Bear to satisfy their Toy List, and a Crane USA Adorable Cool Mist Humidifier and Nightlight, so they can sleep soundly waiting on St. Nick!

Enter the Grand Prize Here.


Note- So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Santa’s Little Helper participating bloggers including My Life: A Work in Progress are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

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